A teenage member of the world's most notorious family speaks with western media.
Kim Han Sol, the 17-year-old grandson of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has given his first extensive TV interview to Elisabeth Rehn for a Finnish television channel. The full 20-minute interview was uploaded to YouTube on October 16.
The teenager gained fame last year after reports emerged that he was enrolled at the UN-sponsored United World College in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Kim Han Sol initially had his mind set on the college's Hong Kong affiliate, but after his visa was rejected by the immigration authorities, he applied to the Mostar college.
During his interview with Rehn, who served as Finland's minister of defense and has held several high-profile UN positions, the young Kim appears well spoken and confident.
Shortly after his arrival in Mostar in September 2011, the local media flocked to the college's premises, but didn't manage to catch more than a few glimpses and words from the young Kim.
Prior to Rehn's interview, Al-Jazeera Balkans was the first international channel to sit down with current leader Kim Jong Un's nephew in February. The interview, however, centered around his studies at the college and his adjustment as part of a larger video feature on Mostar's elite college.